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LPD now accepting applicants for the 2015 Citizens Academy

The Lynnwood Police Department will be offering a 13-week Citizens Academy this coming January, which is a unique learning experience conducted by the police department and designed to give citizens a better understanding of the mission and operations of the police department. During this interactive course, participants will be introduced to the basic information that all police officers must know to perform their jobs, including such topics as patrol tactics, criminal and narcotics investigations, use of force, communications, DUI procedures, and domestic violence, to name just a few. 

This is a great opportunity for those interested in the fascinating field of criminal justice, current trends in criminal activity, personal safety, crime prevention, and volunteering with our agency.

The course is from 7-10 pm every Thursday starting on January 8, 2015, and meets at the Lynnwood Police Department, 19321 44th Ave. W in Lynnwood.

Class Activities May Include:

  • Get the inside scoop on the work of Patrol and Traffic Officers
  • Empower yourself with Crime Prevention strategies
  • Watch a fascinating K-9 Demonstration
  • Expand your knowledge of Narcotics trends
  • Explore our robust Volunteer Programs
  • Investigate a mock crime scene with an Introduction to Investigations
  • Try your hand at lifting finger prints in our Crime Scene Lab
  • Visit the Detention Center
  • Learn about your regional SWAT Team
  • Get a better understanding of Officer Safety and Use of Force
  • Ride along with a Patrol Officer during a shift

This class is FREE. Light refreshments are served each evening. Space is limited, so early enrollment is strongly encouraged.

A limited amount of seating will be awarded to high school senior applicants. 

Application forms are located online by visiting the Citizen's Academy web page or going to the online form on Citizen's Academy Application web page.

If you have questions contact the Crime Prevention Office at 425-670-5635

Crime Prevention Specialist, Lisa Wellington